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|Title:||Roughing it in the Bush|
|Publisher:||Maclear & Co.|
|Tags:||Canada, diary, non-fiction|
Susanna Moodie wrote Roughing it in the Bush as a guide for other British people moving to Canada. With its realistic portrayal of the hardships of a settler’s life, this book is considered an important and historic part of Canadian literature.
In it the times are faithfully reproduced. The stories scattered through the pages still entertain, and the characters introduced are depicted with droll humour and tender pathos, and show the author to have had a deep insight into life. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Moodie, Susanna (née Strickland)
In 1852, Susanna Moodie published Roughing it in the Bush, detailing her experiences on the farm in the 1830s. In 1853, she published Life in the Clearings Versus the Bush, about her time in Belleville.
Her greatest success was Roughing it in the Bush. The inspiration for the memoir came from a suggestion by her editor that she write an "emigrant's guide" for British people looking to move to Canada. Moodie wrote of the trials and tribulations she found as a "New Canadian", rather than the advantages to be had in the colony. She claimed that her intention was not to discourage immigrants but to prepare people like herself, raised in relative wealth and with no prior experience as farmers, for what life in Canada would be like.--Wikipedia.
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